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Department of Political Science

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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

he BA with a major in political science requires 30 hours of political science courses passed with a grade of C-or-higher and a maximum of 13 hours below the 30000 level. A maximum of 6 hours may be applied towards major requirements. Students intending to pursue graduate work in international or comparative fields are encouraged to continue foreign language study beyond the 20000 level. A minor is required. Any minor approved for the BA degree is acceptable.

Degree Requirements

  • POSC 20203: Introduction to Political Theory

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • POSC 20093: Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • POSC 20123: Introduction to American Politics OR POSC 20144: Practicing American and Texas Politics
  • POSC 20303: International Politics
  • POSC 20403: Introduction to Public Law
  • POSC 20503: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Choose one (1) political theory course:

  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Topics in Political Theory
  • Western Political Thought: Renaissance to the Age of Ideology
  • Distributive Justice
  • Applied Ethics
  • Justice
  • Global Justice
  • Democratic Theory
  • Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
  • Choose five (5) courses at 30000 level or above (15 hours)
  • Choose one (1) elective (3 hours)

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